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How to Celebrate Independence Day on July 4th

The fourth of the July, also known as the American Independence Day, is a popular holiday that signifies the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. It is celebrated across the country to honor the freedom that we are granted within our country. On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was written so that the colonies, now known as the United States of America, could declare independence from England and establish a system of government based on God given natural rights. Today, we used July 4th to remember this historic event and celebrate how our nation became the “land of the free.”

A great way to educate your children on the importance of the holiday while making the activity entertaining and interactive is with Fourth of July inspired crafts! To honor our country and celebrate our independence as American citizens, you can incorporate the colors of our flag, red, white, and blue, into the traditions and celebrations that you may host on the July 4th. Here are some fun and easy crafts that will put your child in the patriotic spirit of the holiday!

  • The Pom-Pom American Flag Craft is a fun, festive, and easy craft that your child can make as a decoration for your Fourth of July celebration! All you need are supplies that you can find around your house including clothespins, pom-poms, and paint!

  • The 4th of July Handprint Flag is a great patriotic keepsake for young children. It is a super convenient craft that only requires paint and sticks!

  • A Paper Roll American Flag is an easy craft for any child and can act as a game or a piece of decor perfect for any Fourth of July celebration!

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, including festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, concerts, casual family gatherings, and barbecues. Due to COVID-19, you may not be able to celebrate with your friends and experience the activities that you may usually do to honor America’s Independence Day. However, it is important to use this holiday to spend time with your family and loved ones. These crafts provided above are the perfect way for you to spend time with your children and embrace the patriotic spirit of the Fourth of July.

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